21st Plans so far...
[Have we allready mentioned we're turning 21 this year?! - Ed]
The Fistral team will be participating in various challenges and charity events from October onwards to mark our 21st.
Later in the year, we will be running 21 miles for charity (well, 3 x 10k and a jog around the park). And the intention is also to do a charity skydive - although Fraser is yet to be convinced. There will also be various competitions throughout the year for customers - with a free day's training to be won.
Other events, competitions and promotions will be announced in due course through the newsletter, LinkedIn
If anyone would like to suggest a charity or join us for any of the above, then please get in touch: the more, the merrier!
THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON... European CanSat Winners
Pauline is looking forward to attending the Vitae International Researcher Development Conference
3rd-4th Sep in Manchester), and hopes to meet with as many of you as possible. (N.B. Early Bird rates are on offer until 19th July.)
As part of our 21st celebration, Pauline will be buying birthday drinks in the bar on the Monday night before the conference dinner - feel free just to turn up, if only to see a Scot open their wallet!
Bearsden Academy, winners of the Scottish CanSat Competition
, went on to beat 14 other countries countries - including England, Spain, France and The Netherlands - to win the European CanSat Competition 2012.
Held in the Andøya Rocket Range in Norway, the preparation that the Scottish Competition had put the team through stood them in good stead. The Scots were calmly playing cards while other teams were rushing around to get ready to present. The key winning element for the team turned out to be the Project Management techniques that Fistral had trained them in: read the team's blog
written during the European competition.
The European Space Agency (ESA), in collaboration with the Norwegian Centre for Space-related Education (NAROM), awarded the trophy to Bearsden team.
The four representatives from Team Alpha who won the European trophy.
See Fistral's Scotland WINS the CanSat Race to Space blog
for more details, photos, and links.